macadamia definition

  • noun:
    • an evergreen tree, associated with the genus Macadamia, native to Australia and cultivated in Hawaii
    • the fruit of the tree; the macadamia fan
    • any tree of genus Macadamia, specially Macadamia ternifolia.
    • A macadamia nut.
    • A genus of dicotyledonous apetalous plants belonging to the all-natural order Proteaceæ while the tribe Grevilleeæ, characterized by having two pendulous ovules, seeds with unequal and fleshy cotyledons, anthers on quick filaments inserted some below the laminæ, and a ring-like four-lobed or four-parted disk.
    • any tree of this genus Macadamia

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